BBC Inside Out | East Midlands | British children deported to Australia

Inside Out follows the story of the children who were deported to Australia in the 1940's, '50s and '60s.

They say the British Government has snubbed them and will be happy to see them die rather than help them.

Shipped Down Under

Between 1947 and 1967 up to 10,000 children were shipped to Australia.

They were sent to populate a nation with what was called at the time "good white stock".

They were also the unwilling contestants in a competition between religious faiths to boost their numbers.

Parents weren't told the truth.

Their children lost their real identities and were told they were orphans going on holiday to a place where the sun always shines.

The policy was endorsed by Government of the day.

It was cheaper to send children to Australia than care for them on British soil.

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